Home and school environmental correlates of childhood BMI

Ozbil A., Yesiltepe D., Argın G.

JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH, vol.16, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100823
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH


Backgrouand: Active commuting to school can be a substantial opportunity to provide the necessary daily physical activity for children and to counteract childhood obesity. This paper examines the associations of urban form, in general, and street network design, in particular, with body mass index (BMI) in children aged between 12 and 16, controlling for socio-economic features (gender, educational attainment, income, and auto ownership) and daily physical activity (access mode to/from school and walking behaviour).